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i: SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON ADVOCATE 2---B THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 1961 a a Runs Into More Record electronics sales sight- U.N. Assembly gets record red Navy shifting air warning base Cary Grant plans ed for 1960. tape. to Iceland. movies. SPORTS NEWS AND VIEWS FROM PAGE L--B From Page 1 game. It won 16 consecutive games last season and had not been beaten since 1959, when it bowed 77-70 to Ohio University's freshmen... Wants Statistics On Mountmneers A LETTER FROM Kearneysville, dated January 23, from Donald Drish, reads as follows: "Dear Mr. Brown: I enjoy the sports section of your newspaper each week; however, there is just one thing missing. The Statistics of the Wes Virginia basket aI1 games. There are many, including myself, who would like to see the statistics in your newspaper now and then. Any thing you can do will be very much appreciated." . . Many thanks for your letter Donald, and we'll see what we can do for you on the statistics of the Mountaineers... A Hardy Group of Fellows LEAVING CHARLES TOWN around 8:30 a. m. last Saturday with the thermometer hove ng near zero, the the snow covering the highways and piled high along the sides, Coach Ronnie Phillips, Bill Griffith, Ron Alvara, Bobby Via and Donald Mickey headed for Morgantown where they watched the Mountaineers whip the V. P. I. Gobblers in basketball. The group arrived in the Uni- versity town around 2:30 p. m. in the afternoon and start- ing back home after the contest (with several stops along the route) they arrived back in Charles Town, all safe and sound around 3:30 a. m. Sunday morning... So you see this real cold and frigid weather really doesn't stop every one after all... CHUCK THOMPSON, well known sports caster who covered the Washington Senators baseball games and the Baltimore Colts football games, was guest speaker at the James Wood Touchdown Club's annual banquet Wed- nesday night at James Wood High School, just outside of Winchester, Va. * OU4rR friend * ACCORDING TO Walter Haight in his column of Thursday, January 19, Jockey Joe French will take as his bride Miss Maxine Hartack, petite sister of the famous Jockey Bill Hartack, in a February 14 ceremony in St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town. It is understood that the couple will make their home in Charles Town. Miss Hartack, a former University of Miami stu- dent, was a member of Shenandoah Down's bonanza team which conducted the pic-six wagering here last summer. Making Ends Meet: As NEW SECRETARY of the Army, recently resigned University President Elvis J. Stahr, Jr., will have to root for Army next season when the West Virginia gridders visit West Point. The Cadets are tagged for great things next year. West Virginia hasn't been tagged anything yet... The Pirates are toying with a deal that might send Gino Cimoli to Baltimore in exchange for either pitch- ers Skinny Brown or Milt Pappas. Place Your Orders For TRY OUR-. SELF RISING MEAL SELF RISING BUCKWHEAT PURE MEAL PURE BUCKWHEAT HARD WINTER TOUGH ON BIRDS. SEE US FOR.-., HNE CRACKED L RN WILD BIRD FEED SUNFLOWER SEED ALSO FEEDERS. WE STILL HAVE--- A FEW USED ' REFRIGERATORS STOVES - WASHERS AT ROCK BOTTOM PRICES ! PHONE 17 CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. Unless there are later legal de- Spring and Summer dates for the velopments it now appears that t~vo Charles Town tracks and also the West Virginia Racing Corn- the two tracks in the Northern mission may not be able to issue Panhandle, developed in Decem- Spring and Summer racing dates ber when the two local tracks re- for the two race tracks near Char quested almost identical dates. A- les Town until after the West bout the same thing happened Virginia legislature adjourns in with respect to Wheeling Downs mid-Marcn, and Waterford Park. The Racing Commission block Because of the heavy conflict ed in it's attempt to issue such in dates the Racing Comimssion dates by a legal maneuver late rejected all requests for dates in December 1960, ran into an'iand later suggested dates for other delay Friday at a hearing each of the four tracks. Water- before Judge Gray Silver in Jef- ford Park and Shenandoah ferson County Circuit Court. Downs accepted the proposed After hearing pleadings on a dates but the Charles Town Race mandamus filed Dec. 31 in Jef- Course and Wheeling Downs did ferson County Circuit Court, by not. Charles Town Properties, Inc., Judge Silver granted State Sena- Charles Town Properties then tor Clarence E. Martin, Jr. of filed the mandamus proceedings Martinsburg, counsel for Charles in Jefferson County Circuit Court Town Properties, Inc., 15 days to prevent the Racing Commiss- in which to reply to the pleading ion from issuing any Spring or of Fred Kaplan, assistant attor- Summer dates to the two Charles ney-general of West Virginia and Town tracks until the Racing Commission answered certain counsel for the Racing Commiss- charges carried in the manda- ion. But Martin was granted an ev- en longer delay on the hearing by pointing to a state statue that re- lieves a lawyer from appearing in Court during the session of a leg islature of which he is a member. Martin is currently serving in the legislature which will not ad- journ until mid-March. May Go To New Commission Thus if the Court maneuvering continues until after the legislat- ure adjourns, a new racing com- mission will have been named by that time by Governor W. W. Bar ron. It has been learned, however, from reliable sources that other legal moves will be made in an effort to settle the racing dates zssue sooner than mid-March. The hitch in the issuance of Chades Town Junior I High Cagers Down St. Joseph's 25.17 The Charles Town Junior High cagers battled the St. Joseph's Catholic Junior High cagers on almost even terms until the final 90 seconds of play and then they broke the game wide open to go on and register a 25-17 victory on the Charles Town Junior High gy mnasium Wednesday, Jan. 28. St. Joe displayed one of the best passing attacks of any team the Charles Town team has faced this season, but they were out- rebounded by the taller Charles Town boys. Whitmore and Noland led the Charles Town attack with seven points, while J. Betcher was high for St. Joseph's with the same number of points. The boxscore: Charles Town FG F Pts. Noland, f .............. 1317 Wilt, f ................ Polen, f ............... 1 0 2 Creamer, f ............ 0 0 0 Marcus, f .............. 0 ~ 51 Peer, c ................ Kidwell, c ............. 0 0 {) Hehle, c .............. 0 1 1 McCormick ............ 0 0 0 Jones, g ............... 0 0 0 Whitmore, g .......... 1 5 7 Bowers, g ............. 0 0 0 Hines, g ............... 0 0 0 Totals . ............ 8 9 25 St. Joseph's ' FG F Pts. J. Picelomini, f ........ 0 0 0 M. Hayward, f ..........0 2 2 T. Sowers, f ........... 1 0 2 I C. Martin, f ............ 0 1 1 'J. Betcher, c .......... 3 1 7 M, Betcher, g .......... 0 0 0 I M. Brenner, g . ......... 1 3 5 TYtER COUNr~ [ Totals .............. 5 7 17 -_ ~__~.. ~_ fl~'~ ~'~ Huge Oil Field I "~~~/-~/~/~ "~ [ FROM PAGE 1 ' -- ~7"~ [porter of athletics for the Amer- - , lican Legion here, related some -- l of the amusing incidents while [he was a member of the Shep- }herd College football team which added much to the occasion. The flowers for the banquet tables were supplied through the cour- Tyler County boasts two "world's records." First: "Big Moses", a gas well which produced 100 million cubic feet a day when it was drilled in 1894, is regarded as one of the world's biggest gas strikes. Second: The county, with 14 miles of Ohio River frontage, is bisected by Middle Island Creek, often termed "the longest creek in the world." "The Jug," a seven-mile loop only a stone's throw across at its neck, is a famotm fishing spot. Tyler County wascreated in 1814 from Ohio County and is named for John Tyler, governor of Virginia and father of our eighth president. Middlebourne, county seat, was es- tablished a year before the county was formed. Oil and gas preduction, though much less than in the early ls90's, products i, Juae clfmaware, pottery, livestock and poultry. tesy of Sheetz, local florists while the dinner was prepared under the supervision of Head Steward Roy Kisner and served by several members of the ladies auxiliary. Invocation for the banquet was given by S. H. Stone, a past com- mander of the Post and present past Vice-Commander of W~st Virginia. The banquet was scheduled to be held before Christmas but be- cause of inclement weather had to be postponed tmtil Monday. The American .Legion Post hon- ored the undefeated Charles Town High School team at a sim- iliar occasion last year. Shepherdstown FROM PAGE 1 playing at Shepherdstown in a return game and Musselman High playing at Shepherdstown High. The Page Jackson High Spar- tans will also be playing at home Tuesday e,)ening, meeting Berry. ville; and Frostburg will be at Shepherd College for a return game. USE THE CLASSIFIEDS ~n. Tyler ~ty and throughout West Virginia, the S. Brewers Foundation works constantly to assure the sale of beer and ale under pleasant, orderly condi- tions. Believing that strict law enforcement serves the best interests of the people, the Foundation strem~ dose co.operation with the Armed Forces, law enforce- meat and go~ "~ officials in its continuing "self- mus. Friday was the date set in the mandamus for the hearing. The dates previously proposed by the Commission for Shenan- doah Downs provided for an Ap- ril 16 opening date. And thus a mid-March hearing would not come off until less than a month before the scheduled opening of the night racing track. In addition to Kaplan and Mar- tin, Attorney Lee Bushong, of Charles Town, also set in on the hearing Friday as a legal repres- entative of Shenandoah Downs. Lou Pondfield, vice president of Charles Town Properties, Inc. and the three members of the Commission, Malcolm Lowe, Par kersburg, chairman; William D. Poland, Martinsburg, secretary; and L. C. McCamic, Wellsburg-- also attended the hearing which was held in the Judge's chamber. .95 MARTINSBURG Whichever size you go for, you'll go better in a Dodge Some people like full-size cars. Others prefer compacts. Either way, it's OK by us.We make both. Our standard-size car is the Dodge Dart. It is priced model for model with Ford and Chevrolet. However, Dart has features its major competitors can't match: A unitized, rust-proofed body. Torsion-bar front suspension. And a new device called an alternator-generator that charges at idle, makes a battery last far longer than usual. There are 23 Dart models with Economy Slant Six or one of five V8 engines. Try the full-size Dodge Dart at your dependable Dodge Dealer. (~ fu11-skze Dodge Pr$ced model for model ~ Ford ea~ O~evro:ke~') On the right, Lancer, the new Dodge compact. It comes in six models: sedans, hardtop, wagons. With two engine choices: 101 and 145 h.p. Dodge Lancer is priced right down the line with Comet, Corvair and Falcon. It has a battery saving alternator-generator, h fully unitized, rust-proofed body. Want to know more? See your Dodge Dealer. NEW LOW-PRICE COMPACT THE SIZZLER TRAT A SAVER The best values on wheels are at your dependable DODGE ALL TESTED--APPROVED AND GUARANTEED USED FRIGIDAIRE WATER HEATER 1957 Model with Glass Lined Tank, 52-Gal. with Extended Guarantee---Only $79.95 Cash--- or $5.00 Down and $5.00 Per. Month. DAMAGED FRIGIDAIRE WATER HEATERS One 52-Gal. Glass Lined---Brand New with Dent in Case---10-Year Tank Warranty--- $10.00 Down .... $6.50 Per Month. ONE 66-GAL. GALVANIZED TANK WITH TEN YEAR WARRANTY---Damaged in Shipment. $10.00 Down .... $6.50 Per Month. FRIGIDAIRE FOOD FREEZER 18 Cu. Ft. That Sold For $500.00 New---Pay Off Balance of Only $230.00---$5.00 Down, $11.00 Per Month, Like New and Guaranteed. 1960 FRIGIDAIRE WASHER AND DRYER Custom Imperial "Top of the Line". 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